Patterson-UTI Energy Reports Financial Results for Three Months Ended March 31, 2013

HOUSTON, April 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- PATTERSON-UTI ENERGY, INC. (NASDAQ: PTEN) today reported financial results for the three months ended March 31, 2013.  The Company reported net income of $56.2 million, or $0.38 per share, for the first quarter of 2013, compared to net income of $97.3 million, or $0.62 per share, for the quarter ended March 31, 2012.  Revenues for the first quarter of 2013 were $667 million, compared to $746 million for the first quarter of 2012.

Andy Hendricks, Patterson-UTI's Chief Executive Officer, stated, "Our U.S. rig activity continues to be supported by our growing fleet of high-specification APEX® rigs.  The increased proportion of APEX® rigs working during the first quarter, together with fewer rigs on standby, positively impacted our average revenue per day.  Additionally, we received an early termination payment for one rig, which positively impacted average revenue per day by $170.  In total, average revenue per day increased $940 sequentially to $23,410

Mr. Hendricks added, "The fewer rigs on standby also contributed to a $350 increase in our average direct operating cost per day to $13,800.  Most importantly, our average margin per operating day increased $590 to $9,610.

"During the first quarter, our average number of rigs operating in the United States was 188 compared to 198 during the fourth quarter of 2012.  In Canada, our average number of rigs operating was 11 compared to 7 in the fourth quarter of 2012.  Our rig count in Canada has recently declined as expected due to the annual spring breakup.  We expect our April rig count to average approximately 186 rigs operating in the United States and 3 in Canada.

"As of March 31, 2013, we had term contracts for drilling rigs providing for approximately $1.14 billion of dayrate drilling revenue.  Based on contracts currently in place, we expect to have an average of 116 rigs operating under term contracts during the second quarter, and an average of 100 rigs operating under term contracts during the last three quarters of 2013. 

"We completed 4 new APEX® rigs during the first quarter, all of which went to work under term contracts.  Demand for new APEX® rigs remains steady, and we continue to plan to build a total of 13 APEX® rigs during 2013. 

"In pressure pumping, revenue growth during the first quarter was driven by the commissioning of additional horsepower during both the fourth and first quarters to meet incremental demand primarily from existing customers.  Revenues during the first quarter of $231 million increased 9% sequentially.  Consistent with our expectations, EBITDA from pressure pumping of $58.8 million was relatively flat with the fourth quarter.

Mark S. Siegel, Chairman of Patterson-UTI, stated, "I am pleased with the financial results we were able to deliver for the first quarter.  We believe that these results suggest that the markets continue to bifurcate as drilling and service companies dedicated to operating efficiency and execution are able to outperform. 

"While the rig count has been relatively flat thus far in 2013, utilization remains high for our APEX® rigs.  We also have been able to increase activity levels and revenues in our pressure pumping business.

"In the first quarter, despite a sideways rig market and pricing pressure in both drilling and pressure pumping, we adhered to our philosophy of providing premium equipment, high quality service and superior well-site execution.  In drilling, we see increased price competition as some competitors seek to regain lost share with lower pricing.  In pressure pumping, our record level of activity is expected to continue, and we see relatively stable pricing going forward, but at slightly lower average pricing than the first quarter due to pricing adjustments following the expiration of certain term agreements. 

"In both businesses, our commitment to state-of-the-art rigs and pressure pumping equipment, along with highly trained and dedicated personnel, allowed us to achieve good results in a difficult market.  We believe that the strategic direction we have pursued over the past several years has and will continue to provide our shareholders with excellent returns.  We are well positioned for a market upturn which we believe will occur later in 2013 based on current commodity prices.  In short, we 'stayed the course' in the first quarter and achieved better results than we expected," he concluded.

The Company declared a quarterly cash dividend on its common stock of $0.05 per share, to be paid on June 28, 2013 to holders of record as of June 14, 2013.

All references to "net income per share" in this press release are diluted earnings per common share as defined within Accounting Standards Codification Topic 260.

The Company's quarterly conference call to discuss the operating results for the quarter ended March 31, 2013 is scheduled for April 25, 2013 at 9:00 a.m. Central Time. The dial-in information for participants is 877-556-5921 (Domestic) and 617-597-5474 (International).  The Passcode for both numbers is 64208937.  The call is also being webcast and can be accessed through the Investor Relations section at www.patenergy.com.  Webcast participants should log on 10-15 minutes prior to the scheduled start time.  Replay of the conference call will be available at www.patenergy.com through May 9, 2013 and at 888-286-8010 (Domestic) and 617-801-6888 (International) through April 29, 2013. The Passcode for both telephone numbers is 39344853.

About Patterson-UTI

Patterson-UTI Energy, Inc. subsidiaries provide onshore contract drilling and pressure pumping services to exploration and production companies in North America.  Patterson-UTI Drilling Company LLC and its subsidiaries have more than 300 marketable land-based drilling rigs and operate primarily in oil and natural gas producing regions in the continental United States, Alaska, and western and northern Canada.  Universal Pressure Pumping, Inc. and Universal Well Services, Inc. provide pressure pumping services primarily in Texas and the Appalachian region.

Location information about the Company's drilling rigs and their individual inventories is available through the Company's website at www.patenergy.com.

Statements made in this press release which state the Company's or management's intentions, beliefs, expectations or predictions for the future are forward-looking statements. It is important to note that actual results could differ materially from those discussed in such forward-looking statements. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially include, but are not limited to, deterioration of global economic conditions, declines in customer spending and in oil and natural gas prices that could adversely affect demand for the Company's services, and their associated effect on rates, utilization, margins and planned capital expenditures, excess availability of land drilling rigs and pressure pumping equipment, including as a result of  reactivation or construction, adverse industry conditions, adverse credit and equity market conditions, difficulty in integrating acquisitions, shortages of labor, equipment, supplies  and materials, supplier issues, weather, loss of key customers, liabilities from operations, changes in technology and efficiencies, governmental regulation and ability to retain management and field personnel. Additional information concerning factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements is contained from time to time in the Company's SEC filings, which may be obtained by contacting the Company or the SEC. These filings are also available through the Company's web site at http://www.patenergy.com or through the SEC's Electronic Data Gathering and Analysis Retrieval System (EDGAR) at http://www.sec.gov. We undertake no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statement.

 

PATTERSON-UTI ENERGY, INC.
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Income (Unaudited)
(in thousands, except per share amounts)

 


      Three Months Ended

               March 31,              


2013

2012




REVENUES

$     667,039

$     745,921




COSTS AND EXPENSES



Direct operating costs (excluding depreciation, depletion, amortization  and impairment)

418,150

452,236

Depreciation, depletion, amortization  and impairment

136,435

122,953

Selling, general and administrative

17,397

13,868

Net (gain) loss on asset disposals

125

(2,400)

Provision for bad debts

1,600

Total costs and expenses

572,107

588,257




OPERATING INCOME

94,932

157,664




OTHER INCOME (EXPENSE)



Interest income

173

54

Interest expense

(6,766)

(4,582)

Other

19

55

Total other expense

(6,574)

(4,473)




INCOME BEFORE INCOME TAXES

88,358

153,191

INCOME TAX EXPENSE

32,128

55,917




NET INCOME

$       56,230

$       97,274




NET INCOME PER COMMON SHARE



Basic

$          0.38

$          0.62

Diluted

$          0.38

$          0.62




WEIGHTED AVERAGE NUMBER OF COMMON SHARES OUTSTANDING



Basic

144,827

154,625

Diluted

146,783

155,401




CASH DIVIDENDS PER COMMON SHARE

$          0.05

$          0.05

 

 

 

PATTERSON-UTI ENERGY, INC.

Additional Financial and Operating Data (Unaudited)

(dollars in thousands)

 


      Three Months Ended

               March 31,              


2013

2012




Contract Drilling



Revenues

$     419,094

$     489,482

Direct operating costs (excluding depreciation)

$     247,072

$     282,649

Selling, general and administrative

$         1,851

$         1,336

Depreciation

$       97,622

$       93,726

Operating income

$       72,549

$     111,771




Operating days – United States

16,957

20,428

Operating days – Canada

946

1,182

Total operating days

17,903

21,610




Average revenue per operating day – United States

$        22.94

$        22.21

Average direct operating costs per operating day – United States

$        13.49

$        12.73

Average rigs operating – United States

188

224




Average revenue per operating day – Canada

$        31.76

$        30.34

Average direct operating costs per operating day – Canada

$        19.29

$        19.06

Average rigs operating – Canada

11

13




Average revenue per operating day – Total

$        23.41

$        22.65

Average direct operating costs per operating day – Total

$        13.80

$        13.08

Average rigs operating – Total

199

237




Capital expenditures

$     134,383

$     200,607




Pressure Pumping



Revenues

$     231,160

$     241,722

Direct operating costs (excluding depreciation and amortization)

$     168,156

$     166,857

Selling, general and administrative

$         4,253

$         4,275

Depreciation and amortization

$       30,236

$       23,803

Operating income

$       28,515

$       46,787




Fracturing jobs

266

330

Other jobs

1,142

1,659

Total jobs

1,408

1,989




Average revenue per fracturing job

$      784.60

$      625.98

Average revenue per other job

$        19.66

$        21.19




Total average revenue per job

$      164.18

$      121.53

Total average costs per job

$      119.43

$        83.89




Capital expenditures

$       30,234

$       54,574




Oil and Natural Gas Production and Exploration



Revenues – Oil

$       15,395

$       13,813

Revenues – Natural gas and liquids

$         1,390

$            904

Revenues – Total

$       16,785

$       14,717

Direct operating costs (excluding depletion and impairment)

$         2,922

$         2,730

Depletion

$         5,723

$         4,177

Impairment of oil and natural gas properties

$         1,899

$            292

Operating income

$         6,241

$         7,518

Capital expenditures

$         8,664

$         7,429




Corporate and Other



Selling, general and administrative

$       11,293

$         8,257

Depreciation

$            955

$            955

Net (gain) loss on asset disposals

$            125

$        (2,400)

Provision for bad debts

$               —

$         1,600

Capital expenditures

$            880

$            793




Total capital expenditures

$     174,161

$     263,403





March 31,

December 31,

Selected Balance Sheet Data (Unaudited)

2013

2012

Cash and cash equivalents

$        144,031

$        110,723

Current assets

$        741,313

$        699,991

Current liabilities

$        389,854

$        359,863

Working capital

$        351,459

$        340,128

Current portion of long-term debt

$            7,500

$            6,250

Long-term debt

$        690,000

$        692,500

 

 

 

PATTERSON-UTI ENERGY, INC.
Non-GAAP Financial Measures (Unaudited)
(dollars in thousands)

 


        Three Months Ended

                March 31,               



2013

2012






Earnings Before Interest, Taxes, Depreciation and Amortization (EBITDA)(1)




Net income

$       56,230

$       97,274


Income tax expense

32,128

55,917


Net interest expense

6,593

4,528


Depreciation, depletion, amortization and impairment

136,435

122,953


EBITDA

$     231,386

$     280,672






Total revenue

$     667,039

$     745,921






EBITDA margin

34.7%

37.6%






EBITDA by operating segment




Contract drilling

$     170,171

$     205,497


Pressure pumping

58,751

70,590


Oil and natural gas

13,863

11,987


Corporate and other

(11,399)

(7,402)


Consolidated EBITDA

$     231,386

$     280,672






 

(1)  EBITDA is not defined by generally accepted accounting principles ("GAAP").  We present EBITDA (a non-GAAP measure) because we believe it provides additional information with respect to both the performance of our fundamental business activities and our ability to meet our capital expenditures and working capital requirements.  EBITDA should not be construed as an alternative to the GAAP measures of net income or operating cash flow.

 

 

 

 

SOURCE PATTERSON-UTI ENERGY, INC.



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